The Battle for the Falklands
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By Sir Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins
Release date: 31 March 2022
The Battle for the Falklands is a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in modern British history from journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings and political editor Simon Jenkins.
Ten weeks. 28,000 soldiers. 8,000 miles from home.
The Falklands War in 1982 was one of the strangest in British history. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity - thousands of men sent overseas for a tiny relic of empire - but the British victory over the Argentinians not only confirmed the quality of British arms but also boosted the political fortunes of Thatcher's Conservative government. However, it left a chequered aftermath and was later overshadowed by the two Gulf wars.
Max Hastings’ and Simon Jenkins’ account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the conflict.
'Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins' sharp political passages are Max Hastings' wonderful dispatches' Sunday Times
'An excellent account of the war' Financial Times
Published: 31 March 2022
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The Battle for the FALKLANDS
A most informative and rewarding read. I had forgotten much of the detail of the campaign, even if I'd been aware of it all at the time. The authors' presentation of the action on the ground and its political and economic aspects was superb. A very worthwhile purchase.